Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Workout Wednesday: Legs with an Emphasis on Calf Muscles

I'll be the first to admit that I forget to train my calf muscles. I mean, they're always working (obviously), but if I'm running short on time, then I usually cut the presses. Bad, right? So today, I thought we'd focus on this lower-leg muscle group. No, not via an entire calf muscle workout, that almost seems like an inefficient use of gym time. Instead, I've chosen a few exercises that get the legs moving—with strong calf muscle engagement. Sound good? Have a look:

I think this workout is pretty self-explanatory. The exercises themselves aren't too complicated. For the wide-leg squats, I want you to balance on the balls of your feet the entire time you squat. Think ballet. Point your toes out a little bit. And when you jog in place, you could do it in 30-second increments versus the rep count. But if you choose to count reps, count a complete rep every time your left knee comes up.

For future reference, here are three calf press variations (one of which is featured above).

Question: Is there a muscle group that you constantly forget to train and/or don't train enough?


Linz @ Itz Linz said...

i LOVE lifting legs - they're my strongest body part!

adailydoseoffit said...

Mine, too! I have to really push them to reach's like a personal challenge of mine to be sore after a leg workout!

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